For more than 30 years, Centennial has been renovating, upgrading, retrofitting spaces for a wide variety of uses – creating unique places for clients to work, learn, train, research, heal, and serve. With more than $4 billion in diverse projects completed, Centennial delivers expertise, quick project delivery, and a comprehensive services approach that delivers high levels of client satisfaction. Our portfolio includes almost every project type including the following.
Centennial is one of the largest facility renovation contractors in the United States with offices throughout the country. Because of our proven ability to overcome a wide variety of project challenges, clients trust us with their building retrofits and facilities upgrades, no matter how messy or complex. While we literally have thousands of project examples, some examples have been highlighted below.
At some point, every facility owner will face some sort of emergency project, often caused by unforeseen weather such as hurricanes, tornados, flooding, or winter weather. Centennial understands that the challenge is to know how to best execute the plan at the time of the incident. The key ingredient is responsiveness, collaboration, trust and understanding.
With offices in over 30 states, hundreds of employees and a huge network of subcontractor and supplier partners throughout the nation, the ability to mobilize teams and resources quickly, we can respond quickly to a need in any geographic region. We understand the need to respond where and when you need us. We bring unique building skills and an understanding of code compliance during disaster responses including the utmost consideration for safety of the public, government, state, and municipal officials, our partners, and our own staff.
The more quickly operations and facilities return to normal, the less impact there is to our clients’ operations. Our experience, capabilities, and resources allow Centennial to respond and mitigate emergencies and property disasters quickly providing relief and assistance. We understand that every minute buildings and other structures are closed or out of service, it impacts our clients.
Upon a request for assistance, a Centennial-led team headed by a skilled Project Manager will respond and assess the need. Quickly assembling the response team, we will begin mobilization efforts to the impacted location coordinating with our client’s leadership. Constant communication among the team and local client representatives will occur to ensure quality of ongoing support and getting operations back up as quickly as possible.
Some examples of our emergency responses include:
- Emergency response for winter weather at the Washington Navy Yard, DC
- Hurricane Ike emergency response for Harris County, TX
- Flood emergency response after Hurricanes Isabel, Ernesto and Ida at Fort Monroe, VA
- Emergency roof assessment and demolition for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, VA
- Emergency relocation of the Navy Headquarters Building, Indian Head, MD
- Emergency relocation of the Commander of Naval Installations Command headquarters from Anacostia to the Navy Yard, DC
- Hurricane preparation for Brownsville Independent School District
- Emergency response from Hurricane Harvey for Harris County, TX
- Earthquake repairs for the City of Seattle, WA
A successful historic renovation is one of the most difficult jobs in the construction industry. At Centennial, we understand we are responsible for the production of a safe, attractive, finished building as well as the accurate reproduction of history and the security of any historical items contained in the building. At the same time, we have to take appropriate measures to avoid disruption to people around and inside the site. Specifications must be met exactly, and extensive background research is often required. Paint colors and wall finishes, for example, have to be held constant in a renovation.
The contractor blends history with current technology. Often, some of the most important characteristics of an historic building, like windows and mechanical systems, are directly at odds with energy-saving criteria like the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) certification. Hazardous materials can be found in historic buildings, posing a health threat to the construction crew. Our renovation teams work to incorporate today’s advancements while maintaining the historical integrity of the building.
Centennial has completed an extraordinary array of renovation and repair projects at historic properties throughout the US, including many designated as National Historic Landmarks. Upon completion it navigates historical agencies for the review and approval of historical renovation projects. We consistently exercise the utmost care to ensure our results meet preservationists’ standards. Project examples include:
- Winch House, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
- Thayer Hall, Fort Belvoir, VA
- Gadsby’s Tavern, Alexandria, VA
- Library of Congress, Washington, DC
- Dayton Aviation Heritage Center National Historical Park, Dayton, OH
- Kuhn’s Hall, Fort Meade, MD
- US Capitol, Washington, DC
- Nininger Hall, US Military Academy, West Point, NY
- State Capital Museum, Olympia, WA
- Tivoli Fountain, Washington State Capital, Olympia, WA
- Bartlett Jewelry Lab, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
- Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta GA
- U.S.S. Antietam Model U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
With more than 30 years of multidisciplinary experience, Centennial streamlines renovations and provides turnkey solutions to produce optimal outcomes for a variety of needs:
- Demolition and abatement
- Scope development and field verification
- Comprehensive estimating and scheduling
- Comparative cost and life cycle analysis
- Careful coordination and communication with all stakeholders
- Permitting and licensing
- Comprehensive preconstruction planning and phasing to match client goals
- Subcontractor and supplier procurement and expediting
- Building system upgrades: structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, security, fire systems, data networks, etc.
- Sustainable solutions; LEED analysis and management
- On-site construction management
- Safety and quality control management
- Emergency response and remediation
- Seamless commissioning
Centennial has provided renovation services for thousands of clients. We have shared some of our success stories below.
With three decades of experience in specialty renovations, Centennial understands that quality means systems that operate in coordination and with the users’ comfort in mind. It also means that these systems are sustainable and durable. Throughout the completion of thousands of similar projects, we have been able to hone our processes to meet every challenge and deliver for our clients.
Whatever the size of the project, Centennial excels at solving challenges and delivering solutions. Our performance-based culture has driven the development and refinement of sophisticated systems and processes, supported by a communications protocol that keeps clients informed and minimizes disruptions to ongoing operations. The result: precise pre-planning, scheduling, budgeting, procurement and construction expediting quick turnkey project delivery and timely occupancy. Ready to start a conversation? You can learn more about our success stories below.
Centennial was selected to perform a complete renovation of historic King Street Station (Amtrak Station SEA), a 110-year-old building within the congested Pioneer Square area of downtown. Our work encompassed creating both gallery space for ARTS at King Street Station where local artists can display their work and hold support spaces. We also built offices for the Seattle Arts & Culture Staff. Our team installed kinetic walls in the gallery space to adapt and accommodate different exhibits. The renovation space occurred two floors above the active Amtrak station and ticketing area. Centennial’s work was awarded a 2019 Build Washington Award for Construction Excellence by the Associated General Contractors of Washington.
As part of the overall transformation of the Selden Market, Centennial was chosen to create a Makers Space within the Selden Market for the Slover Library. The renovation required specialty mechanical and electrical systems to allow for a wide variety of projects to be constructed within the space. Careful planning and coordination with both the architect and city officials were needed for successful completion of this unique functional space.
Centennial renovated 2,015 SF of existing space on the second floor of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, in order to make the area ready for the installation of a new Philips PET-CT scanner. The radiology department directly adjacent to the work site was in full operation during the duration of the project. Structural support was installed for several pieces of equipment, including CT lasers, Philips ambient light supports, monitors, and an injector. Architectural improvements involved radiation protections through the installation of gypsum, door frames, and doors that were all lead-lined.
This project for a new student lounge in the McGovern Medical School Building was the number one item on the wish list provided by medical students to UTHealth, who turned to Centennial through our on-call contract to execute the work. The project involved creating a new student lounge in an existing study area and transforming the original student lounge into a new study area. The goal was to establish more lounge space with better lighting and a kitchenette as opposed to the original lounge which was in the basement. Centennial’s team completed the work while the building remained in full operation by clearly cordoning off the work areas and closely coordinating with facility users and UTHeath representatives.
Upon completion of the project, the UTHealth project manager was so impressed that he submitted it for recognition in Commercial Construction & Renovation magazine. The project received a 2020 Project Profile Award and was featured in the March/April 2020 issue of the magazine.
Centennial was selected to collaborate in the creation of the Research and Innovation Center in downtown Norfolk VA for Norfolk State University Research and Innovation Foundation. This completely renovated storefront includes conference rooms, office space, open work and collaboration areas, specialty movable wall systems, adjustable lighting, audio/visual, and more.
The Aviation Academy is one of the magnate programs for Newport News Public Schools and attracts approximately 250 students and instructors. The project was completed on time and within the customer’s budget, giving the students at Newport News Public Schools a new state-of-the-art facility complete with complex learning systems and unique design elements to elevate their enjoyment of the space and stimulate their interest in all things aviation. All parties involved in this project celebrated the success with a ribbon cutting and Centennial received accolades for our design and construction of this high profile space, including a letter from the client to Centennial’s project manager acknowledging the dedication and effort imparted to achieve this project within the given schedule. This project was also awarded an Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in Virginia.
The scope of work for this project consists of removing the existing asphalt platform and installing an ADA compliant platform along the full length of the rail at the station. The platform is approximately 800 ft long by 12 ft wide. In order to minimize disruption to the facility and maintain operations throughout, we are conducting the project in four phases. The first two phases consist of the replacement of the 300 ft of platform on either side of the depot building. We limited the third phase to just the 200 ft of platform directly in front of the depot building since this work requires that we temporarily close the facility. To accommodate workers and the public, we are providing a temporary structure and ADA restrooms. The final phase consists of a rehabilitation of the small parking lot adjacent to the station, including removing the asphalt, installing new curbs and gutters, pouring new asphalt, painting and striping, and associated landscaping.
Centennial was selected for the renovation and expansion of a 4,100 square-foot existing café into a new Starbucks location in the historic and iconic, cathedral- type library on the UW campus. The new Starbucks store honors the gothic architecture and spirit of the University of Washington’s historic Suzzallo Library. This project involved paramount levels of coordination when it came to core drilling the 50+ holes in the 100+ year old concrete slab. Every core needed to be mapped with x/y dimensions. There were laminations on how close cores could be placed. Lamination submission was required for penetration review on every core. Key scope elements included electrical, mechanical, plumbing, finishes, carpentry, structural steel, and flooring.
Centennial performed the complete build out of this high tech retail gym including the installation of audio/visual and specialized exercise equipment. Work occurred in downtown Richmond, VA requiring careful coordination of staging and installation of equipment. Permitting and coordination with the landlord were also required. This is one of several projects completed for this client across the United States.
“We thoroughly enjoy working and collaborating with Centennial as a partner in our projects. They bring value to the projects, and contribute constructively in an advisory role as well.”
Jennifer Bennett, Senior Construction Manager, Oklahoma State University